Eppstein Things to Do

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    Eppstein's lovely, little center

    by Maria250 Updated Aug 24, 2011

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    Eppstein's beautiful castle very much dominates the lovely Old Town of Eppstein. The numerous festivals and events do another important part of Eppstein's idyllic and historic Old Town. Either summer or winter visitors will enjoy their stroll along Eppsteins picturesque, half-timbered houses and quiet alleys.

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    Eppstein's Castle Festival

    by Maria250 Updated Aug 24, 2011

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    The Lords of Eppstein were a family of German nobility in the Middle Ages. From the 12th century they ruled extensive territories in the Rhine Main area from their Eppstein Castle. Nowadays there a good few of great events provided like the Eppstein Castle Festival. Performance by the Eppstein castle players ph: 01149-6198-2863. Pls get information, and click on link below to the calender of events (in Hesse). Search for a definite period, a specific place, a certain category or a specific key word.

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    Hiking around Eppstein

    by himalia11 Written Jan 24, 2010
    Neufville Tower

    There are many signposted hiking paths around Eppstein, leading to sights like the Neufville-Tower, a view tower on a hill near the train station, or the Kaisertempel from 1894, another view point. As the area is pretty hilly, the paths can be steep. But I'm sure you'll have greats views!
    At the train station you'll find a large map and you can get some flyers there, also information on the hiking can be found at www.eppstein-touristik.de and www.vve-eppstein.de.

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    Saint Laurentius church

    by himalia11 Written Jan 24, 2010
    Church St Laurentius

    At the border of the old town you find a Neo-Gothic church from 1903. As the Talkirche was used by the protestants after the Reformation, the catholic community was using the chapel in the castle until this new church was built.
    The church is supposed to be open daily as of the notice board, however it was closed when we've been there.

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    Talkirche ("Valley Church")

    by himalia11 Written Jan 24, 2010
    The backside of the Valley Church

    The church was built in the early 15th century by the Lords of Eppstein in a late Gothic style. It's located in the old town below the castle and is a protestant church. Unfortunately the church was closed when we've been in Eppstein.

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    Eppstein castle

    by himalia11 Updated Jan 24, 2010
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    The castle was founded in the 10th and11th centuries. There's a legend that the knight Eppo built it at the place where he rescued a beautiful woman who had been kidnapped by a giant. The castle was home of the Lords of Eppstein, but was destroyed in the early 19th century to use the construction materials for other things.

    The castle is not huge but it's nice to stroll around a bit in the ruins. You can climb up the tower with over 100 steps (and a bit dark sometimes) and enjoy the view on Eppstein and its sourrounding area from there. On the castle grounds there is also a museum, unfortunately it was closed when we were there.

    Admission: 1 € adults (2 € if the museum is open), 0,50 € children.

    Opening times of the castle:
    April-Oct: daily except Monday 10:00-17:00
    Nov - March: daily except Monday 11:00-15:00 (we arrived at 11:30 and had to ring and knock until someone opened...)

    Opening times of the museum:
    April-Oct: Saturday 14:00-17:00, Sunday & public holidy 11:00-17:00, Wednesday 16:00-18:00
    Nov - March: Sunday & public holidy 12:00 - 15:00.

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  • Eppstein Castle with Children

    by LauraEppstein Written Apr 5, 2009

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    Visiting Burg Eppstein is always a fun, very cheap activity. Because it is basically in ruins, there is not that much to do, but pack a little picnic and you can sit under the tents set up in the summer or on the grass, and enjoy the scenery. My boys used to always take a friend and a couple swords and have space for re-enacting sword fights. My youngest child goes with his friends and they pretend they are knights--Jedi knights--and carry light sabers.

    The museum has an old school desk with a number of children's books about knights and castles. If you have trouble finding reading time at home, you can sit at the desk and read the books in a real castle, after looking at the castle models and knight's armor.

    Going up the medieval tower is always a highlight. Count the stairs. Take in the views of the old city from above.

    Take a photo overlooking the red rooftops from the herbal garden. Drop a cent down the old well. Look in the Beggar Boy (Bettelbub) Tower, where debtors used to be kept in the dungeon until their debts were paid.

    After your hour on the castle grounds, walk to the playground below and let your children amuse themselves on the teeter-totter, carousel, and slide while you enjoy the view of the impressive castle ruins towering above.

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